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What Can Go Wrong With Drainage?

A drainage problem is one of the biggest issues a homeowner can experience; if the problem is left unaddressed for a long period of time, or is made worse by botched handiwork, then it can affect the functionality of your home and can cause your garden to become a muddy bog.

Clearfirst technician using tool to look inside pipe underground

Here, we will discuss what can go wrong with your drainage system, so you know how to prepare for the worst and what type of action you will need to take.

 

Rogue ‘cowboy’ Drainage Contractors

If your property has suffered from major drainage issues, you might decide to take matters into your own hands and try to fix the problem yourself – however, this may not go completely to plan. In a panic to correct the problem, it may be tempting to hire the first drainage company you come across, without checking their credentials or previous work.

As such, you may fall victim to rogue drainage contractors who will charge an extortionate amount of money for a botched job. Whether the pipework has been poorly installed, or the cables underneath your property have become damaged, you must take action immediately.

First and foremost, you should get in touch with the ‘cowboy’ contractors to see whether they will come to some sort of arrangement to rectify the issue.

If this doesn’t work, you must take as many photographs of the work as possible to ensure you have plenty of evidence to show a local building inspector or lawyer, should you have to take legal action.

 

Issues with Properties that have only been built recently

Homeowners on a new housing development in Wales have recently suffered from serious drainage problems which have rendered their back gardens unusable. Pools of water and dead patches of grass are clear indicators that there are issues with the drainage system, so it’s important to consider site drainage when moving into a newly-built property.

If these signs and symptoms sound familiar, you must contact a drainage professional immediately to help diagnose the problem.

 

Mistakes made during DIY Drainage

Rather than hiring the expertise of a drainage professional, many homeowners decide to tackle the issue themselves, which can lead to a plethora of problems. The most common DIY mistakes include:

  • Using duct tape instead of cement to hold the joints together
  • Misalignment of drains and pipes so they are fixed at the wrong angle
  • Incorrect water temperature which damages the interior of the drains

 

ClearFirst Drainage

As one of the leading drainage experts in the Derby and East Midlands areas, our fully qualified technicians specialise in a wide range of services.

We aim to restore your drainage system back to top working order quickly and efficiently, with minimal downtime to your property. To find out more out more or to book an appointment with us, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts today – we are always happy to help.

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